Travel Blogs from Independence
... Morris. We were taken into the lower level backroom and unrolled the flag. Mr. Morris expressed wonderment at the excellent condition of the flag, which of course is 151 years old. Unbeknownst to us the state of West Virginia was celebrating its 151st birthday on June 20, and he invited us to join the celebration. It required us to stay an additional day, but we accepted his invitation. We then toured the museum. When ...
... Salem, then north into the Blue Ridge Mountains. I by-passed Mt. Airy -- think Andy Griffith and Mayberry. There were quite a few crosswinds so that slowed me down. Crossed the Virginia state line around 4:30 and found a campground outside of Wytheville by 5:30. Up here in the mountains my digital antenna doesn't pick up any TV stations or FM radio. Early to bed, I guess. Temperatures were in the mid-80s today here. Summer. Not sure what I am heading into as I drive ...
After almost a year of planning and preparation, we are on highway 77 - stuck in horrific traffic right now driving into West Virginia. Of course, we all have to use the bathroom and there is nothing around us for many miles. After the quick typical last minute packing of the Vilchis family and checking to ...
On to Wytheville, Va. (Folks here say "withvil") the scene of Brenda's ancestral clan. On the way here we passed into and through sites of Rebel carnage and glory, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and finally, the end of it, Appomattox. Pretty country all, bloodied by the 100,000 who fell here. B's ancestor, Nikolas Tarter, son of a German ...
... running through the Appalachian mountains from Virginia to North Carolina. I feel alive, cold and alive.
I take it easy at first, as always, warming up the tires so they stick a little more, getting a feel for the road, making sure there's nothing to throw me off my bike-wet leaves, sand, gravel, etc. Later in the morning, feeling more secure and confident, I begin to open it up ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking